• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE LIDDED MUG

    LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE LIDDED MUG
    LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The body decorated with horse head emerging from scrolling tendrils, large palmette under the knotted handle, the knobbed lid with two profile female heads between palmettes, band of mesomphalic phialai around the neck, rays under the rim, egg and dart around the shoulder, details in added white
    11 in. (28 cm.) high incl. lid


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    Provenance

    Collection of an Austrian noble family, acquired 1750-1780.